Wednesday, November 28, 2012

FBI Crime Stat Numbers

According to the latest FBI crime statistics report one is more likely to be beaten to death than killed with a long gun ie. Rifle or Shotgun.

Since 2007 there has been a 16.2% decline in murders committed with personal weapons which are defined as “hands, fists, feet etc.” The number of murders of this type in 2011 totaled 728.
While gun ownership has dramatically increased since 2007, murders for both the shotgun and rifle categories have seen declines faster than the rate of personal weapons related crime.
The rates of decline for the shotgun and rifle categories are 22.1% and 28.7% respectively. In 2011 there were 356 shotgun murders and 323 rifle murders for a total of 679 murders.

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Overall murders by firearms of all types have been decreasing since 2007.  This is something to keep in mind when you are talking to that friend who thinks firearms need further control.

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